Weekend highlights include European Championships for elite and age group athletes


Munich will be the focus this weekend where the European Championships will be held for elite and age group athletes, whilst there’s also British interest at Europe Triathlon Junior Cup Riga and IRONMAN Ireland.

Europe Triathlon Championships Munich (12-14 August)

Triathlon is one of nine sports hosting their European Championships at the Munich multi-sport event with women’s, men’s and mixed relay triathlon all part of the schedule, along with age group racing over the sprint distance.

Both elite individual races take place across the standard distance with Non Stanford, Sophie Alden, Iona Miller and Issy Morris representing Great Britain in the elite women’s race on Friday (12 August). The men’s race on Saturday will see Barclay Izzard, Harry Leleu, Jack Willis, Dan Dixon and Grant Sheldon all line-up on the start line.

Completing the triathlon schedule will be the mixed relay on Sunday (14 August) with the triathlon racing available to view as part of the BBC coverage across TV, Red Button and online.


Alongside the elite races, Munich is also hosting the European Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships where over 370 age group athletes will represent the Great Britain Age-Group Team over the sprint distance.

To find out more about qualifying to represent the GB Age-Group visit the page on the button below.


Europe Triathlon Junior Cup Riga (13 August)

Lawrence Martindale is the sole British representative at Europe Triathlon Junior Cup Riga where junior athletes will race over the sprint distance in Latvia’s capital city.

Martindale is currently ranked eighth in the junior rankings in the British Triathlon Youth & Junior Super Series, finishing fourth in the last two events. He will compete in his second Europe Triathlon Junior Cup event after placing 15th on his debut in Dusseldorf, Germany in June.


IRONMAN Ireland (14 August)

After IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea last weekend, it’s the full distance at IRONMAN Ireland which includes a women’s pro race featuring four British pro triathletes.

Tara Grosvenor was seventh in Swansea and is back on the start list at the event in County Cork having also finished second at Challenge Wales in June.

2021 IRONMAN UK bronze medallist Chantal Sainter is also competing in Ireland, along with Sarah Thomas and Simone Mitchell, who was the winner of IRONMAN Wales in 2019.

The 3.8km sea swim from Claycastle beach in Youghal is followed by a 180km bike course along the undulating coastal roads and fishing villages of Ireland’s coast before a 42.2km run through the ancient 5th century town of Youghal.


(Images: World Triathlon)

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